Moto

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French Restaurant and Bar$$$$
Williamsburg, Brooklyn
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  • Mara B.
    Mara BinudinNovember 15, 2014
    Love the aesthetic and intimate atmosphere. Feels like time travel. The music playing was really good too. Not loud so you can still have good conversations. Great to bring visiting friends.
  • Stribling & Associates
    Marked only by a rusty bike above the door, this triangle-shaped spot under the J train may be hard to find but it's worth the hunt. At night, expect live music & long lines. The date cake is a must!
  • refinery29
    refinery29August 3, 2014
    What to order: Olives & Walnuts in Pomegranate Molasses, Spicy Tomato Soup, Warm Lentil Salad, Mac'n'Cheese, Warm Date Cake, and Homemade Chocolate Pudding. Read more
  • Claire E.
    Claire EvanoffMay 19, 2014
    One of those spots that reminds you why you live where you live. Delicious menu and cozy live music aside, Martin Scorsese directed a Chanel ad here in 2010. You can just picture it.
  • Mikolaj S.
    Mikolaj SzaboSeptember 30, 2012
    This is one of the most extraordinary places I've ever been eating at. Fantastic atmosphere, and the food is simple and amazing. It's like lunch at grandma. Also it's very friendly and welcoming!
  • refinery29
    refinery29August 3, 2014
    Crouched under the JMZ train and marked by a rusty bicycle above the door, it’s easy to mistake this odd eatery as an abandoned dive bar for sea captains. Big mistake. Read more
  • Ray L.
    Ray LinAugust 13, 2014
    Inside, it feels like the smaller South Williamsburg cousin of Five Leaves. And sweet baby Jesus, that date cake may be the best dessert in all of NYC.
  • Boris J.
    Boris JonesApril 8, 2015
    Dark, intimate pub & parlor style restaurant and bar, serving hearty food with a delicate twist. The vibes are chill, and the music is always good and sometimes live. Read more
  • BordeauxWines
    BordeauxWinesFebruary 17, 2012
    Tap into your inner creative self with a glass of Bordeaux in this surreal artist’s café in Williamsburg. Your taste buds, and other senses, will thank us.
  • Amy P.
    Amy ParsonsAugust 11, 2013
    Sit near the door to be close to the band and have a great view of the street under the elevated subway. Great date spot!
  • Experiences
    ExperiencesAugust 10, 2012
    The baked eggs are pretty killer. So are the grilled donuts — we don't even CARE about that rumor that they're just Entenmann's toasted a Foreman grill.
  • Owen I.
    Owen IversonJanuary 8, 2015
    The food is great, and its rarely crowded. The kale salad is huge and delicious.
  • Chase T.
    Chase TurnerOctober 5, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    An absolute gem. Possibly my favorite restaurant in New York. As many others have said, the house eggs are fantastic. For dinner the Fonduta is a great place to start.
  • Sally R.
    Sally RichardsonApril 1, 2016
    Loved the atmosphere here. Candle lit with live music and tasty food. What more could you ask?!
  • Alex P.
    Alex PyatetskyJuly 9, 2015
    Extremely charming and cozy. Perfect date spot. Don't remember all the food, but remember being quite pleased with subtlety of interesting flavors.
  • Roman M.
    Roman MarkhFebruary 13, 2011
    The date cake was pretty good, as was the mac & cheese. I would recommend staying away from the wine selection as their "glasses of wine" should more suitably be called "shot glasses."
  • Maggie M.
    Maggie MarsdenSeptember 13, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    This place is my favorite. Great music, food, atmosphere and the date cake really is tastier than you could ever imagine.
  • naveen
    naveenMay 31, 2015
    the sausage ragout is delicious and great for a late night meal when you're hungry
  • Mark S.
    Mark SperryFebruary 7, 2010
    My favorite restaurant. Oddly located on Broadway in Brooklyn, this quiet spot is quick to impress with it's cozy interior and well above average food. Plus the occasional live music is a major plus. Read more
  • Abe S.
    Abe StanwayFebruary 3, 2015
    Candelit tables, aged wood floor, mechanical fans...this is the sexiest cafe in Brooklyn, hands down.
  • Zane L.
    Zane LattaFebruary 23, 2011
    Definitely a surprising gem in this part of BK. Would be a great place to take a date on a night with live music...
  • Carley
    CarleyMarch 23, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    One of my favorite spots in BK. Grilled cinnamon donuts and a latte, always divine on a Saturday morning!
  • Wendy A.
    Wendy AugustinNovember 30, 2013
    Great food, friendly staff, romantic atmosphere. They have add on groupon
  • Wendella
    WendellaNovember 2, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    the house eggs for weekend brunch, divine! and a breakfast beer? that's Guiness and a shot of espresso........just right!
  • Josh N.
    Josh NeurothFebruary 23, 2012
    The date cake is amazing, small enough for one person but still big enough to share.
  • Miles F.
    Miles FitzgeraldNovember 3, 2013
    Cute sort of French place with live jazzy music. Food is good, service can be better.
  • Summer I.
    Summer IzkovichNovember 13, 2014
    Tiny, adorable, usually has live music, and the food is really good.
  • Patricia Dale L.
    Patricia Dale LidisJuly 20, 2013
    You'll be tempted to try the chocolate desserts- but trust me when I say the Date Cake is delectable.
  • Brandon P.
    Brandon PalacioAugust 19, 2010
    The date cake is to die for. Best atmosphere in NYC, hands down. LIke walking into the movie The Triplets of Belleville.
  • Alicia F.
    Alicia FowlerApril 23, 2015
    Cozy romantic feeling spot! Cash only, but totally worth it
  • Amy H.
    Amy HoNovember 22, 2015
    Cute place for hang out. Get the dessert! Creepy guy asking for $$$
  • Danny W.
    Danny WenOctober 9, 2010
    Old timey live music starts at 9pm during the week so get there a bit early and stay for the tunes!
  • Hannah K.
    Hannah KFebruary 25, 2011
    The fondue isn't fondue, but it's delicious. Fantastic atmosphere with some lovely live music. Yep!
  • mjs
    mjsAugust 22, 2012
    Another great date spot...place has been around for 10 yrs, original "brooklyn" scene.
  • Buddha Liao
    Buddha LiaoSeptember 28, 2012
    Gonna pile on and also recommend the date cake. Delectable.
  • Josh M.
    Josh MateoApril 11, 2015
    Cute spot, good for dates or small groups. Nothing over the top.
  • Oliver F.
    Oliver FiegelNovember 22, 2015
    OK, overall it's a nice spot. But.. They copied the five leaves burger. I am a little upset..
  • JW C.
    JW CogmanJanuary 22, 2012
    lamb ribs are *really* fatty. Date cake is amazing
  • Lindsay S.
    Lindsay SamsonDecember 29, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    House Eggs for the win! Great coffee, great mimosas, best service in Brooklyn.
  • Claudio P.
    Claudio PasqualiSeptember 5, 2012
    Amazing lamb and date cake. That's all!!
  • Léna Le Rolland
    Léna Le RollandAugust 31, 2013
    Live music, quiet place, food is ok but nothing incredible... I will not cross the bridge again to come here
  • Angela Z.
    Angela ZhangJune 17, 2015
    Honestly I keep coming back because of the decor and atmosphere. The food is just average, date cake aside.
  • Kellan E.
    Kellan EAugust 23, 2009
    Great on a cold night, with live music, warm food, and a Guiness&champagne cocktail. Avoid for brunch and on hot and sticky days (like today!)
  • Elizabeth C.
    Elizabeth CloydFebruary 22, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Great happy hour! House wine $4 and Brooklyn Lager $3
  • Eric R.
    Eric RodriguezJuly 8, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Food is always good. Sadly tonight they were missing quite a few items from the menu :(
  • Daniel P.
    Daniel PiterakOctober 20, 2013
    Pannini great and live music for lunch? Really cool!
  • Jenn M.
    Jenn MorrisseyOctober 9, 2010
    Yes, the date cake is amazing - and good with a black and tan!
  • Dan
    DanOctober 23, 2009
    There is a secret about this place and I'm not telling. Everything on the menu is amazing. You will not have a bad time here. Read more
  • Erik K.
    Erik KarffJanuary 16, 2010
    A great little restaurant with an unforgettable atmosphere, good food and occasional old timey music - enojy! Read more
  • Anna H.
    Anna HoushangiMarch 22, 2015
    The date cake with toffee. Get it.
  • Esty S.
    Esty SteinAugust 7, 2010
    Coolest bathroom ever. Can make veggie options vegan and has live music.
  • laura r.
    laura rubinAugust 17, 2012
    Nice atmosphere but don't come hungry - the portions are small
  • Sage Y.
    Sage YoungbloodJuly 28, 2013
    Brie, pear, arugula and honey panini. I can't even breathe.
  • Keith C.
    Keith CorwinMarch 28, 2010
    Fonduta for appetizer. Get the warm date cake & Young's Chocolate Stout for desert.
  • Robin
    RobinDecember 12, 2010
    the date cake is everything they say! delish!
  • tanya b.
    tanya brownNovember 18, 2010
    go for a bite and stay for live music. entrancing.
  • Amanda B.
    Amanda BoekelheideAugust 9, 2010
    The venue, staff, music & food are all top notch.
  • Jordan H.
    Jordan HarveyMarch 8, 2014
    Most Amazing Brunch spot!
  • Honora D.
    Honora DunhamOctober 5, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Moto, has a coffee window in the mornings, bonus!
  • Kelly B.
    Kelly BoneAugust 16, 2011
    I hate dessert, but I LOVE the Date Cake!
  • Carley
    CarleyOctober 14, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    The date cake is amazing!
  • Ryan M.
    Ryan McFaddenOctober 23, 2011
    Mashed potatoes could use some seasoning but the ambiance is simpatico.
  • Miko M.
    Miko MercerNovember 29, 2009
    this is a great spot off the beaten path. great food, drink and live music too.
  • Rama I.
    Rama Issa-IbrahimFebruary 18, 2012
    The options are endless. But the octopus is a must!
  • Lauren
    LaurenJanuary 19, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Never a wait for brunch + live music
  • Dmtr
    DmtrOctober 19, 2014
    Chill music with wine
  • Nick R.
    Nick RoseboroFebruary 18, 2012
    Date Cake with a black velvet even better.
  • Alexis B.
    Alexis BrillMarch 3, 2013
    Best fucking meal I've had in a long time.
  • Michael 🍷 E.
    Get the sticky date pudding... Reminds me of home :(
  • Mara J.
    Mara JaffeJuly 2, 2013
    Date cake. To die for!
  • Chrysanthe T.
    don't miss the date cake
  • Mary S.
    Mary SchuwerkMarch 28, 2013
    When is this cafe ever open? Certainly never when I need a cup of coffee.
  • Design*Sponge
    Design*SpongeMarch 27, 2011
    Two words - date cake.
  • Tyler J.
    Tyler JacobAugust 18, 2013
    Good lord, that date cake...
  • Sara M.
    Sara MaykoNovember 27, 2011
    The best restaurant in Bushwick.
  • Rachel T.
    Rachel TipographJanuary 2, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    One of my favorite restaurants in the entire world
  • AKA M.
    AKA MEDIA SYSTEMOctober 21, 2011
    The donuts complement the beer well!
  • Jason S.
    Jason SchwartzNovember 24, 2009
    Order the warm lentils with fig and walnut. Seriously. Do it.
  • Jeff
    JeffSeptember 6, 2013
    holy goddamn that date cake
  • Jonathan L.
    Jonathan LandauMay 14, 2010
    warm, moist date cake with cream, is like....
  • Nyx C.
    Nyx CharmesJuly 21, 2013
    Great place for some downtime
  • Lisa P.
    Lisa PascalNovember 12, 2015
    Delicious wine
  • Grant P.
    Grant PilonMarch 12, 2015
    Yum food. Tiniest tiny
  • Rodrigo M.
    Rodrigo MorenoDecember 10, 2010
    Good happy hour! Great place.
  • Deb K.
    Deb KumarFebruary 14, 2015
    Great looking bar
  • Stacey G.
    Stacey GrantMarch 28, 2010
    Go to Moto and Order the date cake. Deliciousness.
  • Rebeccs F.
    Rebeccs FerrisAugust 22, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Ambiance 💕
  • Cristina F.
    Cristina F-MJanuary 31, 2010
    the date cake is the best dessert I've ever had in my life
  • pablco
    pablcoFebruary 3, 2014
    recommended by bryan gursky
  • Adam G.
    Adam GeigerDecember 18, 2010
    Warm lentils are tops
  • Francesca C.
    Francesca C.July 26, 2012
    The place is nice, but the food was terrible: frozen food mostly! Awful service. NYC is full of nice places, don't waste your time here.
  • meganificent
    meganificentDecember 19, 2009
    Breakfast beer-- Guinness with a shot of espresso... Yum.
  • Jennifer K.
    Jennifer KirellNovember 11, 2012
    Yum.......
  • Erica G.
    Erica GreenfieldApril 12, 2013
    Date cake. Mind fucked.
  • rocky o.
    rocky owensNovember 18, 2009
    I swear the brunch house eggs are straight from the hen.
  • Amy M.
    Amy MarksFebruary 18, 2011
    Date cake!!!!!!!!!
  • John B.
    John BriscellaJanuary 6, 2011
    date cake = ####
  • David W.
    David WasklewiczJuly 11, 2010
    Go to Moto and drink some beer.
  • CBM 
    CBM February 11, 2012
    Tell the old chick with the guitar to shut the fuck up.
  • Steve M.
    Steve MottsJuly 27, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the house eggs for brunch one of these weekends.
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